Senior Backend Developer - PCO

Toronto, Canada
Technology – Software Development /
Full-time /
At Loblaw Digital, we know that our customers expect the best from us. Whether that means building the best, most innovative online shopping experiences, or designing an app that will impact the lives of people across the country, we’re up for the challenge. Loblaw Digital is the team responsible for building and operating the online businesses of Canada’s largest and most successful retailer. Based in downtown Toronto, we are an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and collaborative team working towards transforming the way Canadians shop by creating leading eCommerce experiences in the online grocery shopping, beauty, pharmacy, loyalty, and apparel spaces, and we’re only just getting started! To achieve these goals, we are looking for talented and passionate individuals who want to collaborate and solve challenging problems and make significant and lasting impact on Canadians. 

In the role of a Senior Java Developer for PC Optimum, your primary objective will be to create the most exceptional loyalty program in Canada. Your responsibilities will involve developing and delivering products, features, and experiences that provide millions of Canadians with a personalized and effortless experience. Your success as measured by adoption, conversion rates, and customer retention will guide your work. Utilizing data on a daily basis, you will discover valuable insights that shape your experimentation strategy and ultimately influence the direction of the product roadmap.

You will be working with other members on the Software Development team, and you will have an experienced and knowledgeable Team Lead to guide you. You will have exposure to every aspect of the software development cycle, and you will be encouraged to express your opinions and challenge assumptions. Working from our downtown office, you will report to the Engineering Manager and will assist in building, improving and maintaining a world-class, multi-channel e-commerce/digital platforms. This is a rare opportunity to build new technology that will operate at a massive scale and impact the lives of millions of Canadian.

What You'll Do

    • Cultivate a deep understanding of the portfolio of applications we utilize, along with their respective strengths and weaknesses, to provide solutions to existing and future challenges.
    • Solve complex technical problems in situations with no clear best path
    • Lead the design of software components to enhance our portfolio.
    • Construct design documents and documentation to aid in maintenance and code reuse.
    • Through your knowledge of industry trends and tools, together with your own experiences, work with the team to improve our software, our environment, and our process.
    • Provide guidance and direction to the development teams to tear down obstacles and keep initiatives on target and moving forward.
    • Translate project goals and product roadmaps into organized technical tasks.
    • Organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects and multiple stakeholders simultaneously.
    • Provide technical guidance and support in resolving critical issues.
    • Help mentor and upskill team members
    • Offer your input and expertise to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Deliver high-quality code along with applicable unit and integration tests

Does This Sound Like You?

    • You are a proficient API developer with at least 7 years of software development experience
    • Java 17+, Spring Boot, Junit, Gradle
    • Swagger, Hoverfly
    • Hibernate
    • Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, GCP
    • GitLab, GitLab CI, SonarQube
    • Apigee, Ambassador

Preferred Qualifications

    • Solid experience building and maintaining RESTful APIs
    • Strong understanding of systems and microservices design
    • Strong understanding of security architecture
    • Experience with TDD
    • Some understanding of cloud architecture in GCP
    • CI/CD experience (GitLab IC, Jenkins, Team City)
    • You are opinionated about what it takes to produce great software but remain receptive to other's ideas.
    • You have developed large applications in a team environment.
How you’ll succeed

At Loblaw Digital, we seek great people to continually strengthen our culture. We believe great people model our values, are authentic, build trust and make connections. We’re able to keep innovating because our colleagues are passionate about their work and excited about the future of eCommerce. You will get to work with some of the best digital minds and will have the support of world class technologies to craft products our customers will love!

If you are unsure whether your experience matches every requirement above, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are looking for varied perspectives which include diverse experiences that we can add to our team.

We have a long-standing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion because we know it will make our company a better place to work and shop. We are committed to creating accessible environments for our colleagues, candidates and customers. Requests for accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary or permanent) can be made at any stage of application and employment. We encourage candidates to make their accommodation needs known so that we can provide equitable opportunities.